I’m so pleased to see that Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed is on YouTube.
This film is a waking dream. It is delicate yet, forceful. The hand made mood and texture is of particular appeal to me.
Though the full film is below, it is cued to the scene where the Prince Achmed finally discovers how make the horse descend and arrives in the “magic islands of Waq-Waq.”
My university implemented a campus wide smoking ban this month. Leaving the issue of an individual’s right to slowly kill themselves aside, I think it’s good policy.
However, I’m especially thankful for this policy having finally spurred me to make my first animated GIF as I’ve thought for some time that this may be a good way to test out automaton compositions. This was relatively easy through PhotoShop but maybe I should learn Flash too….